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Anybody up right now? wierd bright light in the sky East coast

nahmus

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So i'm a little rusty on my astronomy but i am on the east coast, new jersey, jersey shore and there is a really bright light in the sky. Not the north star. According to my astronomy app its down to the left of venus. It's not a plane. Does not seem to be moving. Just really weird thats it's so bright. Anyone else see anything weird in the night sky?
 

Andrew

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Ill take a peak from Central NY, but I am in the Catskills so maybe its blocked from my view
 

ev13wt

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The big one is coming!


But it's probably Jupiter and it's moons?
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Bamajeeper

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It’s not Jupiter. Jupiter is at the SW horizon now.
You May be seeing Mercury according to my astronomy app.
 

nahmus

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so it's 5:30 am here and the sun is coming up and it's the only star i can see in the sky. Now that is has moved my star app is saying it's venus. I just don't ever remember it being that bright.

Damn i thought the mother ship was coming to take me home :(
 

Ted_Kaczynski

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The big one is coming!


But it's probably Jupiter and it's moons?

Just last week before you knew about Jupiter and it's moons, you thought the big one was coming. Now you're an expert :homer:.

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Az Scooter

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Just judging from what OP said, I would have suspected Neowise, because it should be near the North Star.
 

ev13wt

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it was the space x satellite??

No, you will know because they are low and fast.


Neowise is a bit hard to spot, it certainly isn't bright like that. I used binoculars and found neowise, was pretty cool.
This clip shows how it actually looks, if you've seen all the "bright ass comet" pics on the webv:

 
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